Living Wage Calculation for Muskegon, MI

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as gross annual income. We have converted it to an hourly wage for the sake of comparison.

For further detail, please reference the technical documentation here.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $11.08 $22.60 $27.77 $35.32 $17.48 $20.90 $23.50 $26.18 $24.25 $8.66 $12.46 $15.24 $18.06
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

Typical Expenses

These figures show the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $7,068 $12,287 $17,506 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,068 $12,287 $17,506
Medical $2,214 $5,536 $5,192 $5,274 $4,749 $5,192 $5,274 $4,993 $4,749 $5,192 $5,274 $4,993
Housing $6,564 $9,108 $9,108 $12,396 $6,852 $9,108 $9,108 $12,396 $6,564 $9,108 $9,108 $12,396
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $19,488 $39,719 $48,830 $62,095 $30,707 $36,735 $41,311 $46,016 $30,419 $43,803 $53,598 $63,522
Annual taxes $3,563 $7,283 $8,941 $11,362 $5,644 $6,740 $7,573 $8,436 $5,603 $8,026 $9,809 $11,622
Required annual income before taxes $23,051 $47,002 $57,771 $73,457 $36,351 $43,475 $48,884 $54,452 $50,443 $36,023 $51,829 $63,407 $75,144

Typical Annual Salaries

These are the typical annual salaries for various professions in this location.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,494
Business & Financial Operations $56,590
Computer & Mathematical $68,338
Architecture & Engineering $64,315
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,449
Community & Social Service $46,858
Legal $61,332
Education, Training, & Library $45,696
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,381
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,133
Healthcare Support $29,977
Protective Service $50,119
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,171
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,506
Personal Care & Service $23,403
Sales & Related $23,774
Office & Administrative Support $33,083
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,574
Construction & Extraction $45,068
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,550
Production $35,408
Transportation & Material Moving $29,380